Honolulu food writer and consultant Joan Namkoong wondered why Oahu didn't have a farmers' market to showcase the Hawaiian Islands' growing cornucopia. So she and Dean Okimoto, the well-known greens grower, started calling farmers. The result? The Saturday Farmers' Market on the slopes of Diamond Head, featuring foods and flowers from Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island.
There are juicy mangoes, creamy cherimoya, super-sweet pineapples, and papayas. And don't miss breakfast items from big-name restaurants such as Roy's or the kalua-pig breakfast burritos ($5.50) from student chefs from Kapiolani Community College's renowned culinary arts program. Go early: Lots of things go fast, including mouthwatering Waimea strawberries. 8-12 Sat year-round. Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Rd.; www.hfbf.org/FarmersMarket.html or 808/848-2074.